Norha Villegas


“I attended ELC in 2009 just before starting my PhD program in Computer Science at home in Colombia. It was a super valuable experience and a great opportunity for the improvement of my English skills. My performance during my PhD has been amazing and one important factor has been my communication skills.”

What's it like living in Victoria?

Victoria is like a painting: every street you see is full of colors and beautiful gardens. It is the perfect combination between urban and nature life. Victoria is a warm city for students and the perfect place to learn English and learn about many different cultures.

Best advice for new students

Start living Victoria from the very first moment you arrive. Buy a map, get the bus schedule and start enjoying the city. Do not feel homesick, take advantage of such a great international experience in of the most beautiful cities on Earth.

Favourite places

  • To meet friends on campus: Bibliocafe
  • To study: UVic Library
  • To relax: Cycling on the Galloping Goose Trail

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Norha Villegas